Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, April 10th as TKO Boxing Promotions returns with it’s nationally acclaimed “Hometown Heroes to World Champions” series on Saturday, May 22nd at the Mohegan Sun Casino, headlined by the return of Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo battling Chicago’s Angel “El Toro” Hernandez for the vacant IBO middleweight title.
The ten round co-main event will feature Hartford’s Matt “The Sharpshooter” Remillard defending his NABF featherweight title.
Priced at $75.00, $45.00 and $30.00, tickets will be available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000.) Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Sunday, April 11th. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.
Manfredo made his return to the Mohegan Sun Casino on January 29th with an outstanding shutout ten round decision over Minnesota veteran Matt Vanda, acquiring the NABF Middleweight Title in the process. In front of a large and passionate crowd, Manfredo dominated Vanda from the opening bell as he won his third straight bout.
With a record of 34-6-0 (18KO’s), Manfredo is currently world ranked #10 by the World Boxing Council.
Hernandez, a native of San Luis Potosi , Mexico , 30-7-0 (17KO’s), has battled numerous world champions and contenders over his fourteen year career including Winky Wright, Frankie Randall, Kassim Ouma, Wilfredo Rivera and JC Candelo.
Known for his fan friendly all-action style of fighting, Hernandez won both of his starts in 2009, a unanimous decision over highly regarded prospect James “BUDDY” McGirt Jr. on January 16th and a sixth round stoppage over former world champion Antwun Echols on August 21st.
The 23 year old Remillard is one of the most highly regarded prospects in boxing. After winning all four of his bouts in 2009, he raised his undefeated record to 21-0-0 (12KO’s) on January 29th at the Mohegan Sun Casino with a third round stoppage of Rafael Lora which earned him the NABF Featherweight Title.
Further details on Remillard’s bout and an action packed undercard will be announced shortly.
ABOUT TKO BOXING PROMOTIONS
Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originators of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweight Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, James Countryman, Dmitry Chudinov and J’Leon Love, junior middleweights Bastie Samir, welterweights Demetrius Hopkins, Bradley Blankenship, Mikael Zewski, Leti Leti and Eric Mendez, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras and Joseph Elegele, lightweights Edner Cherry, Rolando Reyes, Terence Crawford and Fidel Maldonado, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Dat Nguyen, Delvin Placencia, Rafael Lora, Maxwell Awaku and Robert Rodriguez, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela, bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz and flyweights Rayonta Whitfield and Randy Caballero.
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO
A world at play and a world to its own, Mohegan Sun Casino, created in 1996 by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, is one of the world’s most amazing destinations with some of New England ‘s finest dining, hotel accommodations, retail shopping, live entertainment and sporting events. It is also host to the fabulous Kids Quest/Cyber Quest family entertainment facility, a luxurious day spa, convention center and meeting facility, as well as two major entertainment venues with seating from 300 to 10,000. People from across the globe come to see live concerts with some of today’s top headliners, along with major sporting events including Mohegan Sun’s very own WNBA team, the Connecticut Sun.